It is still illegal to fail to answer National Census questions in the UK, though in practice, only 38 in the entire country were fined for this. In Russia, so untrusting are they of visitors, and the government, that the majority refuse to even open the door to census takers. Untrusting of the Government? Whatever next. What unlucky people they must be not to have a government they can trust with their information, as we can. (nb for Russians reading this. That last sentence was what we call "ironic")
A national census is planned in the UK for 2011, and may be the last for some time, due to the horrendous cost. Nevermind, they know who you are and what you do, so why bother to duplicate effort?
VIDEO COURTESY OF http://english.aljazeera.net/
I recommend you bookmark Al Jaz. They consistently come up with the kind of stories that British journalists used to do before they were nobbled by the ruling elite. There is another story on the site about Greenland being the suicide capital of the world, and you didn't know that, did you?
Posted by Wrinkled Weasel on Wednesday, October 27, 2010